Monday, April 30, 2012

Mr Bourke - Don't mine Tarkine

The Tarkine region is located in the north-west of Tasmania. The area encompasses 447,000 hectares of wilderness including the Southern Hemispheres largest single tract of temperate rain forest, a wild coastline with an extraordinary wealth of Aboriginal Cultural Heritage sites, and habitat for over 50 threatened species...

Here's Environment Minister Tony Bourke in the Tarkine...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mountain Biking Hell Men...

This looks like so much fun.....

Code Red....

This is that swell from last year in Tahiti, with some cool insights from Laurie Towner and Dylan Longbottom.

Big Kahuna

Lea Brassy

Is there anything better than cute girls who surf (rip)..? So here's some more for ya rainy waveless weekend... Peace


FCD 2012

The Black Keys - Gold On The Ceiling

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hermitude - Speak Of The Devil

CSG Free Valleys

To find out how to make your community CSG Free, go to 

Hundreds of committed citizens of Keerrong and The Channon form a human map of our roads and creeks. The legal system and governments have failed us. Now we're taking a stand. We won't let gas miners contaminate our water, air and land with toxic chemicals. Through grass-roots public meetings and surveys, we reached a 99% majority decision to close our roads and valleys to Coal Seam Gas mining. We're saying to the miners: 'You're not coming here'. As we present the CSG-free road declarations to our mayor, we celebrate the strength of community. This video launches the CSG-free Community Strategy in the Northern Rivers, NSW Australia. We're taking back our communities from the gas miners.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Skimboarding Freak

Got this clip from, its that good I had to put it on Freshmullet, this guy is a FREAK. Maybe the best display of surfing/ skim boarding you'll ever see. Its going to send the sport of skimming in a new direction, watch and be blown away.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Paul Hawken's unforgettable speech...

Its rare to be read to by someone other than a news anchor these days...

Its "rarer than rare" to be read something that resonates with every cell of your existence...

Today I had the pleasure of being read Paul Hawken's (an environmentalist, entrepreneur & author) unforgettable Portland University graduation speech by someone equally as passionate as he...

Read it aloud to someone you love... Here it is below in its holistic-ness,,, enjoy..!

When I was invited to give this speech, I was asked if I could give a simple short talk that was “direct, naked, taut, honest, passionate, lean, shivering, startling, and graceful.” No pressure there.

Let’s begin with the startling part. Class of 2009: you are going to have to figure out what it means to be a human being on earth at a time when every living system is declining, and the rate of decline is accelerating. Kind of a mind-boggling situation… but not one peer-reviewed paper published in the last thirty years can refute that statement. Basically, civilization needs a new operating system, you are the programmers, and we need it within a few decades.
“…the earth needs a new operating system, you are the programmers, and we need it within a few decades.”
This planet came with a set of instructions, but we seem to have misplaced them. Important rules like don’t poison the water, soil, or air, don’t let the earth get overcrowded, and don’t touch the thermostat have been broken. Buckminster Fuller said that spaceship earth was so ingeniously designed that no one has a clue that we are on one, flying through the universe at a million miles per hour, with no need for seatbelts, lots of room in coach, and really good food—but all that is changing.
There is invisible writing on the back of the diploma you will receive, and in case you didn’t bring lemon juice to decode it, I can tell you what it says: You are Brilliant, and the Earth is Hiring. The earth couldn’t afford to send recruiters or limos to your school. It sent you rain, sunsets, ripe cherries, night blooming jasmine, and that unbelievably cute person you are dating. Take the hint. And here’s the deal: Forget that this task of planet-saving is not possible in the time required. Don’t be put off by people who know what is not possible. Do what needs to be done, and check to see if it was impossible only after you are done.
When asked if I am pessimistic or optimistic about the future, my answer is always the same: If you look at the science about what is happening on earth and aren’t pessimistic, you don’t understand the data. But if you meet the people who are working to restore this earth and the lives of the poor, and you aren’t optimistic, you haven’t got a pulse. What I see everywhere in the world are ordinary people willing to confront despair, power, and incalculable odds in order to restore some semblance of grace, justice, and beauty to this world. The poet Adrienne Rich wrote, “So much has been destroyed I have cast my lot with those who, age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world.” There could be no better description. Humanity is coalescing. It is reconstituting the world, and the action is taking place in schoolrooms, farms, jungles, villages, campuses, companies, refuge camps, deserts, fisheries, and slums.
You join a multitude of caring people. No one knows how many groups and organizations are working on the most salient issues of our day: climate change, poverty, deforestation, peace, water, hunger, conservation, human rights, and more. This is the largest movement the world has ever seen. Rather than control, it seeks connection. Rather than dominance, it strives to disperse concentrations of power. Like Mercy Corps, it works behind the scenes and gets the job done. Large as it is, no one knows the true size of this movement. It provides hope, support, and meaning to billions of people in the world. Its clout resides in idea, not in force. It is made up of teachers, children, peasants, businesspeople, rappers, organic farmers, nuns, artists, government workers, fisherfolk, engineers, students, incorrigible writers, weeping Muslims, concerned mothers, poets, doctors without borders, grieving Christians, street musicians, the President of the United States of America, and as the writer David James Duncan would say, the Creator, the One who loves us all in such a huge way.
There is a rabbinical teaching that says if the world is ending and the Messiah arrives, first plant a tree, and then see if the story is true. Inspiration is not garnered from the litanies of what may befall us; it resides in humanity’s willingness to restore, redress, reform, rebuild, recover, reimagine, and reconsider. “One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice,” is Mary Oliver’s description of moving away from the profane toward a deep sense of connectedness to the living world.
Millions of people are working on behalf of strangers, even if the evening news is usually about the death of strangers. This kindness of strangers has religious, even mythic origins, and very specific eighteenth-century roots. Abolitionists were the first people to create a national and global movement to defend the rights of those they did not know. Until that time, no group had filed a grievance except on behalf of itself. The founders of this movement were largely unknown — Granville Clark, Thomas Clarkson, Josiah Wedgwood — and their goal was ridiculous on the face of it: at that time three out of four people in the world were enslaved. Enslaving each other was what human beings had done for ages. And the abolitionist movement was greeted with incredulity. Conservative spokesmen ridiculed the abolitionists as liberals, progressives, do-gooders, meddlers, and activists. They were told they would ruin the economy and drive England into poverty. But for the first time in history a group of people organized themselves to help people they would never know, from whom they would never receive direct or indirect benefit. And today tens of millions of people do this every day. It is called the world of non-profits, civil society, schools, social entrepreneurship, non-governmental organizations, and companies who place social and environmental justice at the top of their strategic goals. The scope and scale of this effort is unparalleled in history.
“Working for the earth is not a way to get rich, it is a way to be rich.”
The living world is not “out there” somewhere, but in your heart. What do we know about life? In the words of biologist Janine Benyus, life creates the conditions that are conducive to life. I can think of no better motto for a future economy. We have tens of thousands of abandoned homes without people and tens of thousands of abandoned people without homes. We have failed bankers advising failed regulators on how to save failed assets. We are the only species on the planet without full employment. Brilliant. We have an economy that tells us that it is cheaper to destroy earth in real time rather than renew, restore, and sustain it. You can print money to bail out a bank but you can’t print life to bail out a planet. At present we are stealing the future, selling it in the present, and calling it gross domestic product. We can just as easily have an economy that is based on healing the future instead of stealing it. We can either create assets for the future or take the assets of the future. One is called restoration and the other exploitation. And whenever we exploit the earth we exploit people and cause untold suffering. Working for the earth is not a way to get rich, it is a way to be rich.
The first living cell came into being nearly 40 million centuries ago, and its direct descendants are in all of our bloodstreams. Literally you are breathing molecules this very second that were inhaled by Moses, Mother Teresa, and Bono. We are vastly interconnected. Our fates are inseparable. We are here because the dream of every cell is to become two cells. And dreams come true. In each of you are one quadrillion cells, 90 percent of which are not human cells. Your body is a community, and without those other microorganisms you would perish in hours. Each human cell has 400 billion molecules conducting millions of processes between trillions of atoms. The total cellular activity in one human body is staggering: one septillion actions at any one moment, a one with twenty-four zeros after it. In a millisecond, our body has undergone ten times more processes than there are stars in the universe, which is exactly what Charles Darwin foretold when he said science would discover that each living creature was a “little universe, formed of a host of self-propagating organisms, inconceivably minute and as numerous as the stars of heaven.”
“We are here because the dream of every cell is to become two cells.”
So I have two questions for you all: First, can you feel your body? Stop for a moment. Feel your body. One septillion activities going on simultaneously, and your body does this so well you are free to ignore it, and wonder instead when this speech will end. You can feel it. It is called life. This is who you are. Second question: who is in charge of your body? Who is managing those molecules? Hopefully not a political party. Life is creating the conditions that are conducive to life inside you, just as in all of nature. Our innate nature is to create the conditions that are conducive to life. What I want you to imagine is that collectively humanity is evincing a deep innate wisdom in coming together to heal the wounds and insults of the past.
Ralph Waldo Emerson once asked what we would do if the stars only came out once every thousand years. No one would sleep that night, of course. The world would create new religions overnight. We would be ecstatic, delirious, made rapturous by the glory of God. Instead, the stars come out every night and we watch television.
This extraordinary time when we are globally aware of each other and the multiple dangers that threaten civilization has never happened, not in a thousand years, not in ten thousand years. Each of us is as complex and beautiful as all the stars in the universe. We have done great things and we have gone way off course in terms of honoring creation. You are graduating to the most amazing, stupefying challenge ever bequested to any generation. The generations before you failed. They didn’t stay up all night. They got distracted and lost sight of the fact that life is a miracle every moment of your existence. Nature beckons you to be on her side. You couldn’t ask for a better boss. The most unrealistic person in the world is the cynic, not the dreamer. Hope only makes sense when it doesn’t make sense to be hopeful. This is your century. Take it and run as if your life depends on it.

Dan's Patagonia Men's Homepage shot

Patagonia Men's Board Shorts
Dan Ross Teahupo Tahiti... Photo: Ted Grambeau

Save The Waves presents...

XLRGWEB_2012_LIAW_Poster 2

Friday, April 20, 2012


A good friend of mine made this installation for Coachella this year.. Looks Mental!!

Greg Knoll - Limited Edition Jail House Boardies...

In celebration of the Noll Surfboards X Billabong apparel line release, the collaborators have released a limited run of collectors edition signed and numbered "Jail House" striped trunks. Auction begins today (March 22nd) with opening bids set at $200. Bidders will be able to bid on boardshorts based on their size and signing number.

Greg Noll, the most mythic of big wave surfers called "Da Bull," a surfing legend that rode to fame in the halcyon days of the 1950s and 60s. Iconic in his jailhouse trunks, he stared down fear, achieved the impossible and became the benchmark for busting the limits.

XXL Global Big Wave Awards - Teaser

The nominees have been announced for the 2012 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards and the surfing community is bracing for another epic showdown of the biggest waves and greatest rides witnessed worldwide over the last year. Nathan Fletcher, Ryan Hipwood, Greg Long, Garrett McNamara, Jeff Rowley, Ken "Skindog" Collins, Danilo Couto, Shane Dorian, Jamie Mitchell, Dave Wassel, Andrew Cotton, Garrett McNamara, Axi Muniain, Ollie O'Flaherty, Damien "Taco" Warr, Kohl Christensen, Nathan Fletcher, Tyler Hollmer-Cross, Bruce Irons, Everaldo, Felipe Cesarano, Danny Griffith, Rodrigo Koxa, Mark Mathews...

May 4, 2012
Live webcast on

Angus Stones solo gig, cool vid.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Street Bank

Ever needed to borrow something and no one had it to borrow? It happens all the time, right! Well a groovy little website has just been setup to allow people to swap stuff. I just joined and instantly I could borrow a disco ball, a vacum cleaner, and baby seat. How cool's that I can get pushed around the house vacuming whilst the disco ball spins off crazy colours.......

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

BRIAN FARM and his RED CAMERA....a little of evrything!

Joel Tudor and a Log

This clip show's just how a log should be ridden Joel Tudor is the master of making the hard look easy. He's a pleasure to watch and anyone who loves surfing will appreciate just what he does..

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Rye and his mate Ripppping up on the NW...

Was just saying to a mate I havent heard what Rye Craike is up to. Well my question was answered with this little clip...... The kids been ripping and launching huge airs..rippppping

Friday, April 13, 2012

Behind the cover - Tyler Warren

Tyler Warren on his epic single-fin session at Dessert Point

Nikon 1

This is taking our passion of black & white to another level... check to the motion snapshot feature...

  • High-resolution, high-contrast electronic viewfinder
  • Full HD MOVIE 1080/60i
  • Smart Photo Selector mode ensures you'll never miss those decisive moments
  • An optional mount adapter allows Nikon 1 cameras to be used with F mount NIKKOR lenses…more
  • Slow Motion Movie 400fps(640x240)1,200fps(320x120)
  • Available in very iconic color represents design philosophy, solid black and white.
  • The top face has a total of only three buttons, while the rear face features a simple mode dial
  • LCD monitor with crystal clear resolution. 3-inch LCD monitor with protection glass and a wide viewing angle.(approx. 920k-dot)
  • Short motion Creator, Easy-to-use movie editing software

Plastic Seduction...

***entered in the Cannes film festival***

Plastic is a material that the Earth cannot digest. Plastic pollution is growing at an alarming rate, and plastic debris is accumulating fast in all communities, rivers, in the desert and in the ocean. Disposable plastics are the greatest source of plastic pollution.

REFUSE disposable plastic, starting today.

Director: Katrin Peters, sosplastic

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Tyler Warren Mandala on Paul Joske Alaia...

Like A Version: Xavier Rudd - I Need A Dollar

Traveling around Australia camping? Need all the equipment to do so like a car, tents, sleeping bags, table, seats, gas burner, plates, knives and forks even surfboards or wetsuits?
2 brothers from Sydney have come up with a great idea and started their own little website called its all about you going on a road trip and not having to worry about any of the details except getting into the car and driving down the coast.
We love the idea and wish to spread the word....check out there site..

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Earth Day 2012 - 22 April

Mobilize the Earth.

On April 22, more than one billion people around the globe will participate in Earth Day 2012 and help Mobilize the Earth™. People of all nationalities and backgrounds will voice their appreciation for the planet and demand its protection. Together we will stand united for a sustainable future and call upon individuals, organizations, and governments to do their part.
Attend a local Earth Day event and join one of our Earth Day campaigns as we collect A Billion Acts of Green® and elevate the importance of environmental issues around the world. Together we will Mobilize the Earth™ on April 22 and demand change.

Go to:

Coal Will Say Anything - Gold Jumpsuit...

Coal executives will say anything to make people believe that coal is safe...

Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign has won victories to retire 106 of the nation's over 500 aging coal-fired power plants, and is working to replace those plants with clean energy like wind and solar power. Sierra Club partnered with 2011 Small Agency of the Year Mekanism Inc to spread the word about the dangerous and deadly effects of coal through this online videos series featuring 1980's TV footage.

Watch the video then create your own coal story at

KONY 2012: Part II - Beyond Famous

Clicktivism vs Activism..?

It's very interesting that the super narcissistic co-founder, whose name requires no mention, has been completely distanced from the sequel...

Is "fame" central to this digital campaign..?

But by whatever means,,, here's hoping Kony is caught sooner than later...

World Oceans Day - June 8th 2012

World Oceans Day is being celebrated by millions of people all over the globe. Be a part of the movement to protect our oceans!
Visit and to see more amazing videos about the ocean and learn what you can do to help protect it.

ALSO, ENTER THE VIDEO CONTEST for teens in 7th - 12th grade!

 The grand prize winner gets $500 and a free GoPro video camera. Enter now, deadline is May 4th!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Handmade Dutch Bike Is All-Wooden -- Down To The Spokes

The iPhone & Consumer Guilt

Foxconn workers...

Last week, Apple announced the results of an audit conducted by the Fair Labor Association (FLA) of three of the Chinese factories that make its popular iPhone.

As the Los Angeles Times wrote on Friday, employees of Foxconn -- Apple's main manufacturer -- "worked more than 60 hours a week, often worked more than seven days in a row and did not receive enough compensation to meet their basic needs."

The next time someone says they feel guilty for owning an iPhone, ask if they were the one who decided to maintain a 73% profit margin while underpaying workers on 18-hour-shifts. Did they decide to roll out new models at breakneck speed? To use conflict minerals and toxic chemicals? I didn't think so. The most important ethical choice is not the decision to buy an iPhone, but the decision made on how to make, market and sell it.

Once we come to understand that the decisions companies and governments make are paramount, then we'll know where to apply pressure. By all means let's shun products from companies whose behaviour offends. But let's also realize we can work to change not just the way they act but the way they're allowed to act.

Only when every manufacturer of "Stuff" is required to make their products safely and fairly will we know that no matter what we buy, the important choices have already been made.

Check out The Story of Electronics below
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